Cochran, Alexander S., Jr. "Failure at the Bulge." Military History 1 (Dec. 1984): 43-49.

Sexton identifies this as an interview with Charles B. MacDonald, author of A Time for Trumpets, who calls the Battle of the Bulge "the most abysmal failure of battlefield intelligence in the history of the U.S. Army."


Cochran, Alexander S., Jr. "The Influence of 'Magic' Intelligence on Allied Strategy in the Mediterranean." In New Aspects of Naval History: Selected Papers Presented at the Fourth Naval History Symposium, United States Naval Academy, 25-26 October 1979, eds. Craig L. Symonds, et. al., 340-350. Annapolis, MD: U.S. Naval Institute Press, 1981.

Sexton notes that Ronald Lewin's commentary (included here) "cast[s] doubt on the soundness of Cochran's thesis" regarding the influence of Magic diplomatic intercepts on the Allied decision to invade Sicily and Italy.


Cochran, Alexander S., Jr. "MacArthur, Ultra et la Guerre du Pacifique." Revue d'histoire de la Deuxième Guerre Mondiale et des Conflits Contemporains 34 (Jan. 1984): 17-27. See also "MacArthur, Ultra and the Pacific War, 1942-1944." In American Commanders and the Use of Signal Intelligence, ed. Arthur L. Funk. Manhatten, KS: Military Affairs/Aerospace Historian Publishing, Sunflower University Press, 1984.

Sexton notes that "Cochran emphasizes MacArthur's desire to control ULTRA and difficulties with Washington authorities."


Cochran, Alexander S., Jr. The Magic Diplomatic Summaries: A Chronological Finding Aid. New York: Garland, 1983.

Sexton notes that this work indexes more than 1,300 Magic documents, and presents a brief summary of each.

[Cryptography/Reference; WWII/Magic/Reference]

Cochran, Alexander S., Jr. "'Magic,' 'Ultra,' and the Second World War: Literature, Sources, and Outlook." Military Affairs 46, no. 2 (Apr. 1982): 88-92.

[UK/WWII/Ultra; WWII/Magic/RefMats]

Cochran, Alexander S., Jr. "Protecting the Ultimate Advantage." Military History 1 (Jun. 1985): 42-49.

Sexton notes that this is an interview with Donald B. Bussey, who was the 7th Army's Ultra liaison officer and the author of "ULTRA and the U.S. Seventh Army," in American Commanders and the Use of Signal Intelligence, ed. Arthur L. Funk (Manhatten, KS: Military Affairs/Aerospace Historian Publishing, Sunflower University Press, 1984).


Cochran, Edwin S. "South Korea's Intelligence Targets U.S. Technology." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 16, no. 2 (Summer 2003): 179-201.

"The Korean government has developed and implemented a structured, systemic approach for the acquisition of sensitive economic information and 'indirect' transfers of technology from U.S. sources."


Cochran, Louis. FBI Man: A Personal History. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1966.

Wilcox: "Personal account of the adventures of an FBI agent, including spy cases."


Cochran, Thomas B., and Robert S. Norris. Making the Russian Bomb: From Stalin to Yeltsin. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1995.

Surveillant 4.2: "Based on KGB archival information," this book reveals the "extent of Soviet espionage in its search for the secrets of the A-bomb."


Cockburn, Alexander, and Jeffrey St. Clair. White Out: The CIA, Drugs and the Press. New York: Verso, New Left Books; 1998.


Cockburn, Andrew, and Leslie Cockburn. Dangerous Liaison: The Inside Story of the U.S.-Israeli Covert Relationship. New York: HarperCollins, 1991. New York: HarperPerennial, 1992. [pb.]

Surveillant 1.6 sees Dangerous Liaison as a "tale of cooperation between the Pentagon, CIA, and Israel's Mossad and Shin Bet from post-WWII contacts with James Angleton to the present crisis in the Gulf." Surveillant 2.4 adds that "[r]ecent accounts of Israeli sales of arms to India add further credibility to this work." Rich, FILS 12.3, notes that the 1992 edition has a "few changes." This is an "easily read and enjoyable survey of the complex story of American and Israeli covert relationships." However, there are "occasionally lapses into baited-breath journalism." The "chapter on [Michael] Harari ... is the best in the book."

To Stork, Middle East Journal 46.2, the book is "an extensive, well-researched, and accessible account that helps to demystify the relationship at a moment when it may be undergoing significant stress." NameBase says that Dangerous Liaison "is especially helpful in understanding the influence of the Israeli arms industry, which operates on a revolving-door basis with various elements of Israel's intelligence community and has been all too eager to supply many of the world's tyrants." This book is "[l]ess a diplomatic history than a study of the dark underside of the U.S.-Israeli relationship."


Cockburn, Leslie. Out of Control: The Story of the Reagan Administration's Secret War in Nicaragua, the Illegal Arms Pipeline, and the Contra Drug Connection. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987.


Cockburn, Patrick. "Russia Claims It Has Arrested 'British Spy.'" The Independent, 16 Mar. 2000. []

On 15 March 2000, the Russian counterintelligence agency (Federal Security Service -- FSB) announced the arrest of "a Russian citizen accused of spying for Britain with the aid of the Estonian security service."


Cocker, Mark. Richard Meinertzhagen: Soldier, Scientist and Spy. London: Secker & Warburg, 1989. London: Mandarin, 1990. [pb]

From publisher: "In a long career that found him combining the roles of soldier, spy and ornithologist, Richard Meinertzhagen's varied exploits included attending the Paris Peace Conference with T.E.Lawrence and publishing diaries of life in Kenya. This biography charts the life and times of a controversial figure."


Cockerill, A.W. Sir Percy Sillitoe. London: W.H. Allen, 1975.

Constantinides comments that Sillitoe headed MI5 from 1946 to 1950 [1953?], but this biography includes "very little" on this part of Sillitoe's career. The one chapter on MI5 "is composed of generalities." The author "observes that while other writers have ... dismissed Sir Percy's work in MI5 as insignificant, he does not accept this judgment; but he does not succeed in producing evidence to refute it."

[UK/Biographies; UK/Postwar/Gen]

Cockerill, George [Sir]. What Fools We Were. London: Hutchinson, 1944.

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